History of the Mega Scooter
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Thu Apr 06, 2006 3:27 am quote
This is a little "Wiki list" for super scooters... a relatively new phenomenon given the entire history of the scooter. Please feel free to comment and update.

Year introduced to the World Market:

1986 Honda Fusion / Helix / CN250
1999 Suzuki Burgman 400
199? Piaggio Hexagon 250
199? Yamaha Majesty 250
199? Suzuki Burgman 250... what year?
200? Piaggio X9 500
200?Aprilia Scarabeo 500
2002 Aprilia Atlantic 500
2000 Yamaha T-Max, twin cylinder 500, first 100mph capable scooter
2001 (?) Honda 600cc twin cylinder Silver Wing
2002 (?) Yamaha Majesty 400
2002 Suzuki Burgman 650
200? Piaggio BV 500

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Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:47 am quote
Aprilia Atlantic 500 was in 2002 I think, and it's kissin' cousin the 500 sprint was 2004

The X9, there are like 3 iterations of it, including the EVO (which is what we have in the US)... I used to know which was when.
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Thu Apr 06, 2006 12:39 pm quote
From gizmag ( http://www.gizmag.com/go/3953/2/ ):
Though history has seen many large capacity scooters, the first significant move in the modern era of scooters came in 1986 when Honda introduced a 250 scooter known in various markets as the Fusion, Helix or CN250.

Over the next decade and a half, there were several other significant 250 scooters, most notably the Piaggio Hexagon, the Yamaha Majesty and the Suzuki Burgman, but Suzuki really got the superscooter craze happening with its Burgman 400 in 1999.

The year 2000 saw much activity in this area – Yamaha produced the T-Max, a twin cylinder 500 and the first scooter to be capable of the magical “ton” - 100mph.

The T-Max’s 40 horsepower was soon gazzumped by Honda’s Silver Wing 600 twin with 50 horses and in 2002 Suzuki raised the bar further with the launch of the Burgman 650.
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